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July 07, 2016

House Panel OKs Bill With Cuts to Ed. Department, Hike for Special Education

The panel's top Democrat said the bill would cut or eliminate more than a dozen programs, despite bipartisan reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 07, 2016

Bill to Reauthorize Career and Technical Ed. Law Approved by House Committee

The bipartisan measure aims to better align CTE programs with the economy, focus more on disadvantaged students, and boost transparency and accountability for these programs.

July 06, 2016

House Panel Seeks to Cut Overall Ed. Dept. Budget But Boost ESSA Block Grant

The House committee that oversees education spending released legislation Wednesday that would cut the U.S. Department of Education's overall budget by $1.3 billion overall, or nearly 2 percent.

July 06, 2016

Digging Deeper Into That New, Bipartisan Career and Tech. Ed. Bill in Congress

A look at some of the nuts and bolts of the proposed reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, due for markup by a congressional committee on Thursday.

June 28, 2016

House Members Introduce Bill to Overhaul Career and Technical Education

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act was introduced by Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa.

June 27, 2016

Education Issues That Might Get At Least a Tiny Bit of Traction in Congress

Federal lawmakers aren't slated to do anything nearly as monumental as the Every Student Succeeds Act during the rest of this session of Congress, but lawmakers might still have a few notable bills up their sleeves.

June 15, 2016

Education Dept. Releases Guidance on Gender Equity in Career and Technical Ed.

The "Dear Colleague" letter, dated Wednesday, says the persistent under-representation of girls and women in CTE programs can hinder the earning power in their careers, along with other harmful impacts.

June 09, 2016

Senate Panel Approves K-12 Spending Bill, Despite Concerns Over ESSA's Flexible Fund

Advocates—and a number of lawmakers were disappointed in how a bipartisan K-12 spending bill handles the Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, the new flexible fund created in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

June 07, 2016

Senate Panel OKs Tiny Hikes for Key K-12 Grants, $300 Million for ESSA Block Grant

School districts and states wouldn't see big increases to special education aid or Title I funding for disadvantaged students under a spending bill approved Tuesday.

June 07, 2016

House Speaker Ryan's Policy Blueprint Includes Early Learning, Career Education

"A Better Way: Our Vision for a Confident America" doesn't spend a ton of time dealing with K-12, but the plan from a task force of House Republicans and presented by Speaker Paul Ryan contains a few things worth noting for educators.

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